schedules & current information

2024 live racing


Gates open: 5:30 p.m.

Post time: 6:15 p.m.*

*July 3 Post time: 5:30 p.m.



Kentucky Derby, May 4

Preakness, May 18

Belmont Stakes, June 8


pricing and Tickets

Admission Prices:

Live Racing & Triple Crown Days Admission - $5.00

Children ages 5 and under - FREE

Selma Residents – FREE (with valid ID)


Retama Park Policies

Parking is free year-round for all simulcast and live racing guests. Simulcast guests should park in the VIP lot located on the right side of the building when facing the front and enter through the valet gate.


General admission for Triple Crown days and live racing is $5 per person. Selma residents and horsemen are free with valid ID. Children 5 & under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or ahead of time here

Simulcast admission is free.

There is a clear bag policy for all guests and staff, including children. All bags must meet these specifications:

- Only clear bags, totes and backpacks not exceeding 12"x6"x12" are allowed.

- One gallon clear plastic freezer bags are permitted.

- Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand; must not exceed 5"x7".

- Laptop bags may be subject to security checks upon entry. Management retains the right to deny entry with laptop bags.

- Medical bags containing necessary health items are acceptable after proper inspection and approval from venue personnel/security.

Children of all ages can attend. Ages 5 and under are free admission. Ages 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. You must be 21 and older to wager. 
No outside food or beverages are permitted on property.
Retama Park is not responsible for lost wagering tickets or cash vouchers.
Smoking and the use of e-cigarettes is only allowed outdoors in designated smoking areas. There is no smoking inside of the building.
Casual wear including jeans, shorts, flipflops, tank tops and hats are permitted in all areas of the track. Guests must wear a shirt, shoes and pants, or equivalent, at all times. Clothing that is considered vulgar, obscene, profane, offensive or promotes violence is not permitted.